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It’s that time of year again when everything is just starting to close in, especially for children. The long, light summer evenings… the freedom of the summer holidays and outdoor life, where children seem to re-find their natural age (see the end of this blog if this wasn’t your experience!); these things all start to feel a long time ago. Strangely, the main factor isn’t actually the light or the weather. In the UK anyway, it can be sunny or…

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New evidence shows impact of street play

Alice posted this in Community, Health, Neighbourliness, News, Playing Out on 31/07/2017

Healthier children, happier communities is the overall impact of street play! So say three separate reports published this week….

Air Pollution and Street Play

Zoe Banks Gross posted this in Community, Free Play, Traffic on 23/06/2017

The severe impact of traffic-related air pollution on children’s health is becoming ever clearer and more worrying. On…

News from the Playing Out Movement June 2017

posted this in Community, International street play, News on 19/06/2017

Welcome to the June newsletter. Playing Out is supporting a growing movement of people who want children to…

Learning to Ride a Bike: Solving the Parents’ Dilemma

Daniella Radice posted this in Childhood, Community, Cycling on 19/05/2017

  Do you remember learning to ride a bike? One of my key memories is that my younger…

Growing Street Play in my Community: Jo’s Story

Jo Chesterman posted this in Community on 27/03/2017

Bristol resident Jo Chesterman tells us how her dynamism has lead her to promote Playing Out throughout her…

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